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Are My Meal Costs Deductible?

To be deductible, meal costs must be incurred while away from home. The away from home test requires that the person be on a business trip that lasts longer than one business day and requires time off to sleep before returning home. Meal costs while away from home are subject to the 50% deduction limit.

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